This brochure gives a brief introduction to the UN Global Compact, outlining the main objectives of the initiative, the business case for participation as well as some of the ways in which companies can engage.
This short document helps explain human trafficking in further detail, outlines the scale of the problem, and describes how businesses may encounter the problem or be implicated.
Illustrates how human rights are relevant in a corporate context through the use of examples and suggested practical actions.
Assist managers in fighting corruption and increasing transparency through presenting a collection of case studies from Africa.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs describes how public-private partnerships saved over 1 million lives by increasing access to HIV/AIDS medications. Speech was delivered at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.
A set of three guides to help companies and employer organizations understand and take action against child labour. Guide 1 explains what child labour is, Guide 2 explains from a business perspective what can be done to abolish child labour, and Guide 3 is for employer organizations.
Speeches by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell at the 2007 Leaders Summit (4 videos).
This guide features 21 examples of how companies from a wide range of sectors and countries have approached the challenge of implementing the ten principles and engaging in partnerships for development.
An interactive tool to improve the effectiveness and developmental value of partnerships between the UN system and the private sector.
This report explores how supply chains function in order to identify new approaches to building sustainability capacity at the local supplier level, as well as identifying initiatives that will encourage and enable consumer demand for more sustainable solutions.
A Practice Note by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeking to help companies increase their understanding of the issue in a number of key areas.
This report details the Global Compact's 2005 China Summit, which was held in Shanghai.